Recognizing Early Motor Delays as Early as Two Months of Age





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Published on Apr 9, 2015

Recognizing Early Motor Delays as Early as Two Months of Age - Visit our website for more materials (http://Pathways.org)

Learn why Tummy Time is important for baby and how to detect signs of an early motor delay at two months of age. Presentation includes videos and links to accompanying handouts. All materials including videos are provided at no cost; no fees or charges may be associated with any of the Pathways.org materials without prior written approval.

Members of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Children with Disabilities estimate as many as 400,000 children born each year are at risk for some form of early motor delay. Healthcare providers play a key role in detecting early motor delays and determining appropriate intervention and referral procedures for infants at risk for developmental delays. This educational course was originally created in conjunction with the American Academy of Pediatrics and is designed so individuals around the world can learn about detecting early motor delays at two months of age and the importance of Tummy Time.

Links to the handouts utilized in this course:
• About Pathways.org handout: http://bit.ly/1GpsjyN
• Assure the Best – Baby’s Physical Development brochure: http://bit.ly/1IUB5TR
• Pediatric Occupational, Physical and Speech/Language Therapy handout: http://bit.ly/1FCiIBR
• Positional Torticollis and the Importance of Tummy Time: Meet Jonathan film handout: http://bit.ly/1NKNnAK
• Tummy Time Activities to Strength Baby brochure: http://bit.ly/1NE9y9U
• Essential Tummy Time Moves film handout: http://bit.ly/1CeWBg9
• Recognizing Early Motor Delays – A Comparison Examination of 2 Month Old Infants film handout: http://bit.ly/1G7dsJg
• Parent/Doctor Communication film handout: http://bit.ly/1MGfKDa
• Recommended Organizations handout: http://bit.ly/1Cpb2OV

Topics covered:
• Information about Pathways.org
• What is pediatric therapy?
• Benefits of early therapy
• Importance of Tummy Time
• Typical and atypical motor development at two months of age shown in a side by side comparison
• Tips on how to encourage doctor/parent communication
• Information on where to refer a child with a developmental delay and other recommended organizations

Of those who have taken this educational course:
• 99% would recommend to a colleague
• 79% indicated they would refer a child earlier for an evaluation/screening

Pathways.org would appreciate your feedback. Please click on the link to take the survey: pathways.org/survey

Pathways.org empowers parents and health professionals with FREE tools and resources to maximize a child’s motor, sensory, and communication development.
We accomplish these goals by:
• Creating FREE educational materials, under the direction of the Pathways.org Medical Roundtable and in collaboration with our staff and outside experts.
• Offering best practices in physical, occupational, and speech therapy services at our state-of-the-art pediatric therapy clinic in Glenview, IL.
• Working to promote inclusion in houses of worship and other areas of the community.

All of the Pathways.org educational materials are FREE at www.pathways.org. Find information sorted by age, topic, or type of material.

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